St Philip’s CE Primary School
Guidance for Home Learning During Self-Isolation
Should my child be staying away from school?
It is important to follow the guidance of Public Health England. Please consult the website for guidance.
If your child is self-isolating because they are unwell, please consider their fitness to complete home learning tasks.
If your child is not unwell but you have been advised to self-isolate due to illness of another person in the household and would like to support your child’s learning at home through this period please see the options and guidance below.
If you have chosen to keep your child at home to support our partial closure, I hope the following guidelines might be helpful.
The type and frequency of home learning will differ depending on the age of the child but could include:
Pupils In EYFS and KS1:
At this age children will get little of value out of doing home learning activities alone and we would ask parents and carers to support children with any activities you ask them to complete.
- Regular reading to develop fluency and confidence - at least daily 5-20mins depending on age and reading fluency.
- High frequency vocabulary or sight words to learn
- Phonics games
- Recall of number facts
- Practice of basic maths operations or simple problem-solving
- Practical activities to do at home such as involving children with, counting, role play, measuring etc.
- Handwriting practice activities
- Opportunities for children to engage in independent research or project type activities related to current topics. Current topics can be found on the school website
Pupils In KS2:
Many of the aspects outlined in KS1 continue to be relevant into KS2 although children should be able to access more aspects independently. Parental involvement is still encouraged. For example often children may be able to read a book independently but their comprehension can be more effectively developed if they have the opportunity to discuss what they have read with a supportive adult. In addition to the above children in KS2 may be offered activities such as:
- Independent research related to topics being studied, see website for current topics
- Daily opportunities to read a range of appropriate texts, as available for 20-40 mins depending on age and reading fluency
- Key word and vocabulary practice including spelling
- Recall of times tables, number facts and basic calculation
- Options to present learning in a mode of their choice eg: a powerpoint presentation, play or piece of artwork
- Revision of maths concepts covered
- Handwriting practice activities
We would encourage the use of IT based resources for children wishing to practice key skills but please be aware that it is your responsibility to ensure your child’s safety online.
While we do not endorse any particular online resource there are range of resources you can access by clicking on the appropriate page for your child.
Marking and Feedback
Please note that these will provide opportunities for children to practise, revise and continue to engage with learning during their period of self-isolation. Whilst we appreciate that this is no substitute for the teaching they would be receiving in school, we hope you will be able to minimise the impact of their period of self-isolation.
As teachers continue to carry out their duties and responsibilities in school we are not able to mark or provide feedback on activities completed during this period.